Conflicts in Darfur over the past three months (March, April and May) have led to huge recent displacements in South and East Darfur. Fighting between the Sudanese armed forces with their allied militias and the Sudan Liberation Army Minni Minawi (SLA/MM) in mid March in Onganja, south of Nyala, and then in Labado and Muhajria to the east, and later in Donkey Darisa, has left tens of thousands of civilians without home and shelter.
On Thursday May 16, unidentified armed persons stopped a Land Rover transporting displaced civilians from Muhajriyia before entering Dereige camp in Nyala, they threaten that they will kill all the passengers and take the car if not given 6,000 Sudanese pounds. The driver found himself without an option but to collect the amount of money from different sources to release the car and free the civilians.
The Sudanese government is continuing its policy of political detention of civilians following the recent attacks of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) in North Kordofan. A number of detentions took place on 1 May 2013 of people accused of being supporters of SRF. All of those named continue to be held incommunicado in detention centres of the Military Intelligence (MI) and the National Information and Security Service (NISS) where they are in danger of torture or extra-judicial execution.
On May 5th, 2013, the Sudanese government bombarded a small village "فريق” West of Kaleng on the way to Abu Karchola from Errahad Town in North Kordofan. The village is inhabited by a group of Tukum from the Tagali ethnic group.
Ahmed Koko Kunda, 60 years, Sudanese civil society activist has been detained since Wednesday May 1st without access to his family or a lawyer and he is at risk of being tortured or ill-treated.